Best Clinical Practice: Evidence Based Exercise and Diet Progression


    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Occupational Therapist

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live event, as either part of the live studio audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida or via live stream around the world. Live stream participants will receive instructions in the confirmation e-mail on how to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor. Studio audience seats are limited - so register now! Please contact our office if you have any questions. 850-916-8886.

Course time: 9:00 AM Central (10:00 AM Eastern; 7:00 AM Pacific)
Course time: 3:00 PM Central (4:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Pacific)

This live forum will discuss the basics of exercise physiology and how these concepts are applied to the treatment of dysphagia. This discussion will include an analysis of exercises available to the treating clinician and how to gain the most impact in therapy. Diet progression will also be discussed as a means for remediation of the muscle dysfunction.

AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of OT: Client Factors, Context and Environment
OT Process: Intervention

Course Objectives

  • Describe the basics of exercise physiology as it applies to dysphagia therapy.
  • Give examples of exercises designed for dysphagia intervention to help effectively design a treatment program.
  • Explain the role of modified diets and progression of textures.

Day 1

09:00 - 11:00
Two Hour Live Stream (10:00AM-12 Eastern, 7:00AM-9:00 Pacific)
09:00 - 11:00
OFFERED TWICE DURING THE DAY - Times shown are Central - Register for the one that suits you best
09:01 - 10:00
Exercise physiology and dysphagia
10:00 - 10:45
Modifying diets and progressing textures
10:45 - 11:00
Q and A
03:00 - 05:00
Option 2 - Times listed are CENTRAL
03:01 - 04:00
Exercise physiology and dysphagia
04:00 - 04:45
Modifying diets and progressing textures
04:45 - 05:00
Q and A

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 0.2 CEUs (2.0 Hours) SLPs, OTs
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLP/SLPA) requires bubble sheet submission
  • This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (2 PDUs)
  • 2.0 hours OTs in CA - Advanced Practice Swallowing #25-S9

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CIAO is regognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)


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